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Friday, February 24, 2012

Memories

Today I usually share a craft project that I am working on.  While I am, in fact, working on "stuff" I can not share them with you yet.  Why, you might ask?  Well, most of the projects that I am currently working on will be used at my daughter's baby shower that I am co-hosting in April.  So I can not show you any of these things until AFTER the shower.  I know, I know - April?  Really??  Yes, I do get carried away and I want things done early - what can I say?  I have always been that way - is that my OCD coming through?  Probably. 

Anyway - I thought that I would do something completely different today.  I have mentioned several times - okay, numerous times, that my dh and I used to be full time RVer's until a family emergency took us off the road.  However, I have never shared with you about that time in our lives.  I thought I might do a little of that today.

Some of you might wonder how I came up with the name on this blog - Are We There Yet?  Well, actually, this blog was "born" when the Mountain Man and I hit the road and I needed a way to keep in touch with family and friends "back home".  When we would go on camping trips before this big adventure I was never sure exactly where we were going, so I would always say "Are we there yet?" , so when we decided to go on the road full-time - well, the name just seemed appropriate for the blog. 

When we left north Florida we did not own anything except the truck (a F350 diesel) and the 35 foot 5th wheel Montana that we towed behind it.  We pulled out on June 18th and headed for our first assignment in Island Park, Idaho.  We had three weeks to get there and decided to take our time and get used to this "being on the road" thing.  This method proved to be our usual mode of travel.

Anyway, I thought I would share some of the pictures that I took while we were on our first assignment in Island Park, Idaho. 



Mountain Man and I
The morning we pulled out on our
"Great Adventure"


Bryce Canyon National Park
Just one of our stops on the way out west.


Moose behind our camping spot in Idaho


Johnny Sack Cabin
Our first work assignment in
Island Park, Idaho


Mountain Man and I
Yellowstone National Park


Mountain Man
 Virginia City, Montana



Mountain Man float fishing
 Snake River through the Box Canyon
 Idaho



Grand Tetons National Park


Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park


Old Faithful Geyser
at sunset
Yellowstone National Park



Chipmunk
in the woodpile at the campsite
Object of Sam and Jessie's attention


The Chipmunks kept the pups entertained for hours (and hours)!

These are just a few of the many, many pictures that I took during our two and a half month assignment in Island Park, Idaho.  I just wanted to give you a sample of our time on that assignment  so I did not bore you with the numerous pictures of wildlife (moose, bear, elk, did I mention moose, caribou, coyotes, buffalo, and then there were moose), flowers, and scenery (Jackson Hole, Butte, Bozeman, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons National Park,  Rexburg, Bitterroot Mountains, to name just a few places - and that's not counting just the trips down "roads" to see what was there, or the museums, art galleries, theaters, and historic sites - there was sooooo much there!).   This was a WONDERFUL time but before we knew it the summer was over and our assignment was complete.

Maybe, one day in the future I will post some of the pictures I took on our trip back to Florida, where we had our second assignment at a state park for the months of November and December. 

We took part of September and all of October off and just traveled -  Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Amish country, Niagara Falls - even spent two weeks on a mountain top in Pennsylvania at a friends place.  What a wonderful time!  (Can you tell I miss the road????)

Well, I'll think I'll pack up my memories for now.  I hope you enjoyed my little journey down memory lane - and we'll have to do it again sometime.

See ya soon!

Carol

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your memories although I was here when you shared them the first time. It brings back memories of when we made our journey to 5 national parks. I never tire of it. I'm looking forward to your re-entry into camping in the trailer. How much longer will it be?

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    1. Hi Dennie - glad to hear from you! We are actually hoping to be able to take a trip down to the Keys for a few days next week (at least I have my fingers crossed!). I'll be sure to post if we can.

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  2. How wonderful!!! I love all your photos (and haha...especially the moose one, so a series of moose ones would be just fine :o) I would love to get on the road more often and see all the sites along the way. We do get a chance to drive to KY from GA to see our kids, but it would be fun to do it more leisurely and stop at check out the towns along the way too.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    It will be fun to see all that you are creating for your daughter's shower and nursery...I try to be sure to return a visit to those who leave a comment at my place and to visit some of those that participate in the different memes, such as Metamorphasis Monday, etc... So, yes, please stop back any time! Thank you for your lovely visit and congratulations on your first grandbaby too :o) We are soooo excited that soon we will be able to fly out to see ours after her birth in March.

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    1. Thanks for coming back! I will be sure to come back and "visit" and will look forward to seeing pics of your new grandbaby - not much time left since she is due in March. I have to wait until June (but I am sure time will fly especially with all that we have to do to get ready for her arrival!)

      Thanks again - and I look forward to "seeing" you in the future!
      Carol

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  3. Great pics your you and your trip and hubby. I tried to "follow", but haven't figured it out yet. Thanks for the offer on the menu help. I will take it. I get in a boring rut. I have a 2 and 6 year old, and a hubby who likes to eat, but has discerning pallet (yikes)! Love your new bathroom too!

    juls

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  4. Hi Juls - Thanks for coming back and I'm glad that you enjoy the pics of the time MM and I spent in Idaho. Sometime in the future I'll post some pictures of our time working in Alaska - that was a trip!
    As far as how to follow - if you are interested - you can click on the blue bar on the right side bar of the blog (above where it says "Followers") so you can join this site. It's really easy!
    Thanks for being interested - Have a great weekend!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  5. Wow! Beautiful pictures. I look forward to reading the next story about the bath redo too. I am a new GFC follower and hope you'll follow back. Donna

    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the kind remards Donna - I glad you enjoyed the pictures of our time in Idaho - it was a fun summer! I'll be sure to come over and "see" you too!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  6. I remember when we met at Johnny Sacks Cabin. Island Park is such a wonderful place.
    Isn't great to have such memories and to meet such fine folks as you two are?

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    1. Awww! Thanks Rick and Brenda - I remember so well you guys coming in to the cabin when we were working! It is such a joy to be able to meet nice people and stay in touch with them even when you aren't on the road any more - Hope things are going well for you two!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  7. what a wonderful trip! great shots, our dog stayed entertained with the squirrel in the back woodpile here too!

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  8. Beautiful post and photos.
    Thank you for sharing your memories.

    Regards and best wishes

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    1. Thank you so much Tatjana - I'm glad you enjoyed our summer in Idaho. Come visit again, please.
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  9. Beautiful photos of some beautiful places!

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    1. Thanks so much Kay - We loved Idaho and I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures of our trip to Idaho. Hope you'll come back soon!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  10. Love those shots, they SO tell a story... your pups remind me a lot of our Lucy... Please forgive me my tardiness in visiting your entry in ‘Weekly Top Shot,’ I have been rather under the weather the past few days, although still working. I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at 'Weekly Top Shot.' :-) I hope you'll come share again next week...

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    1. thanks for the kind comments Madge - I'll be sure to link up again! Hope you'll come back often and feel better soon!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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